Welcome to McBride Elementary School!
On behalf of our faculty and staff, I welcome our new families and all returning families to School Year 2023-2024. McBride is a safe learning environment where military-connected students can reach their highest potential. Students are at the heart of everything we do.
Our mission is “Excellence in Education, Every day for Every McBride student". The staff is committed to meeting the unique needs of each student. Our teachers provide instruction that is aligned with DoDEA standards and create opportunities for students to cultivate 21st learning skills, such as student collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and technology. All K-5 students engage in STEM activities which requires them to utilize the Engineering Design Process. In addition, students have opportunities to develop their leadership skills by becoming a member of the Leadership/Safety Patrol. Other extra-curricular learning activities are Chorus, Morning Broadcasting, Fitness Club, Reading Club, etc.
Our School Improvement Plan involves building a collaborative learning environment and providing opportunities for students to engage in real world learning activities. Through teacher collaboration, co-planning, and data analysis, our teachers employ research-based instructional practices to increase student learning and give all students access to rigorous instruction and a productive learning environment.
April 2024, McBride Elementary School will participate in a District-wide accreditation. The key characteristics/categories by which we will be assessed are Culture of Learning, Leadership of Learning, Engagement of Learning, and Growth in Learning. We would like you to partner with us and actively engage in our school improvement process.
Finally, we look forward to partnering with you during the school year. We believe that communication between the school and home is critical for the success of our students. I encourage you to volunteer in the classroom, join the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Continuous School Improvement Team, or participate in our school-wide celebrations and activities. Together we can ensure that McBride is a nurturing and safe learning environment for our students. Together we can make a difference in your child's life.
Ms. Edwina M. Smith